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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Khulu Bush Camp

  • Spot wildlife right from your doorstep
  • Luxurious tented camp
  • Abundance of daily activities

Facilities include

Wifi Pool Room safe Bar Laundry

Activities include

  • Pan sits
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Community visits
  • Painted dog conservation centre
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Seasons in Zimbabwe

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About Khulu Bush Camp

This intimate lodge is located overlooking the stunning ancient riverbed, known as a 'vlei', notorious for attracting a vast variety of wildlife right to your doorstep. Inspired by its surroundings, Khulu Bush Camp is a secluded delight, built as a tribute to one of the Directors of the Amalinda Safari Collection, Cedric Wilde. The word 'Khulu' means 'grandfather' and is the affectionate name for Cedric by the local community and staff at the camp. If you find yourself there at the same time as him, count yourself in for a night spent relaying stories next to the bonfire. The suites are elegantly designed, with thatched roofs aimed to have as little impact on the surroundings and environment as possible.

At Khulu Bushcamp the activities available are endless. Hwange National Park is renowned for the excellent game spotting, and morning, afternoon and all day drives are available from the camp. Alternatively, get your walking boots on and enjoy the crisp mornings from first light. Zimbabwe is home to the greatest population of the painted dog, an endangered species, and a visit to the Hwange Research Centre is highly recommended. Through the Amalinda Collection's non-profit project "The Mother Africa Trust", the camp can offer visits to Dete Old Age Home, local clinics and rural schools. Alternatively, if you feel like relaxing, spend some time relaxing next to a pan of water, watching animals washing and drinking.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Khulu Bush Camp is set on a private concession on the Dete Vlei at the edge of the renowned Hwange National Park.

How to get there

Khulu Bush Camp is easily accessible by road or from the airport, and a transfer can be arranged through the camp.

When to go

June through to October is the dry season in Zimbabwe and is regarded as the best time to go as the animals congregate at the few and far between water sources. At the beginning of the season, vegetation can be relatively dense making the animals harder to spot, and the temperature at night tends to drop. However, towards the end of the season vegetation is sparser meaning wildlife spotting is at it’s absolute best. Although, nights can be hot and humid.

November through to May is the green season, where rain is common especially between December and February. With vegetation at its most dense, wildlife can be harder to spot but the bush looks beautiful with plenty of wildflowers and baby animals. There are fewer visitors at this time of year, and prices are considerably reduced.

Important Information

Visas
It is necessary to have a visa to visit Zimbabwe. It is possible to get one upon arrival or from the Zimbabwean Embassy in London. If you choose to get one on arrival, make sure you take enough cash with you in small notes to pay for your visa at the airport. You can also apply for a visa online before travel.

Health
Visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.

Cancellations
Cancellations between these days prior to the intended arrival date result in the following fees:
30-15 days: 50%
14-8 days: 75%
7-0 days: 100%

Children

Travelling with children

No children under 12 permitted unless the whole camp is booked out.

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